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A FARC rebel stands guard on a hill in Montealegre, Colombia (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/08/15

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Aleppo [PA]

The operation took place over two months and amid great secrecy

A boy carries belongings as he walks on the rubble of damaged buildings in Aleppo, Syria (CNS)

Sister Annie Demerjian has described the killing of members of a Christian family after shells hit their home

Syrians in Aleppo clear the streets after shelling (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Audo says that almost everyone would leave Aleppo if they could

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and Pope Francis meet in June 2013 (AP)

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Pope Francis baptises a baby in the Sistine Chapel (AP/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/01/15

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Refugees from the Syrian town of Kobani (CNS)

The Knights of Columbus donate $2.2 million to help Middle East refugees

The new look Songs of Praise

The show wants to make religion more accessible to a wider audience, but by doing so removes anything challenging from the faith

A 2007 photo of Mexican Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes (CNS)

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Dutch Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt who was killed in Syria in April (CNS)

A grassroots campaign is under way in the US to fight the oppression of religious minorities